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Manipulate meaning

manipulate - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed
  2. 2. manipulate in a fraudulent manner; " rig prices"
  3. 3. To treat, work, or operate with the hands, especially when knowledge and dexterity are required; to manage in hand work; to handle; as, to manipulate scientific apparatus.
  4. 4. To control the action of, by management; as, to manipulate a convention of delegates; to manipulate the stock market; also, to manage artfully or fraudulently; as, to manipulate accounts, or election returns.
  5. 5. To use the hands in dexterous operations; to do hand work; specifically, to manage the apparatus or instruments used in scientific work, or in artistic or mechanical processes; also, specifically, to use the hand in mesmeric operations.
  6. 6. To operate skilfully by means of the hands; to treat; to influence artfully; control the action of, by skilful management; to falsify, as books, in bookkeeping.
  7. 7. Manipulative.
  8. 8. Manipulator.
  9. 9. Manipulation.
  10. 10. To handle; work with the hands.

manipulate - examples of usage

  1. Maybe the plunge into the land market he had taken needed a great concentration of effort to completely manipulate it. - "The Son of his Father", Ridgwell Cullum.
  2. On the contrary, Audrey only felt her interest quicken with every fresh side- light and detail; she longed to take the Blake household under her especial protection, to manipulate the existing arrangements, and put things on a different footing. - "Lover or Friend", Rosa Nouchette Carey.
  3. He said he'd never seen any one manipulate the muscles so scientifically as Britton, and ventured the opinion that he would not have to repeat the operation often. - "A Fool and His Money", George Barr McCutcheon.
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